DIY trail mix to fuel your next hike, road trip, or hectic morning.
Cajun Trail Mix
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Kick your mix up a notch with this Cajun-inspired batch of nuts and seeds, seasoned to spicy perfection with cayenne and paprika. Whether you add raisins for some sweetness is up to you, but either way, you're not going to be able to stop snacking on this one.
Get the recipe: Cajun Trail Mix
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Chunky Monkey Trail Mix
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This version of trail mix calls for nuts, unsweetened banana chips, dark chocolate, and more, all thrown into a slow cooker. After an hour or so, the crock-pot melts all the flavors together to give you the perfect snack to take with you on your next hike.
Get the recipe: Crock-Pot Chunky Monkey Paleo Trail Mix
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Salted Chocolate Popcorn Trail Mix
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Another way to up your trail mix game is by adding popcorn. The low-cal, light, and fluffy popcorn is drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt, and then mixed with nuts, MORE chocolate, and coconut. Mic drop. (Loving this snack idea? Try these other popcorn recipes with tricked-out toppings!)
Get the recipe: Salted-Chocolate Popcorn Trail Mix
Hit the Trail Granola
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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Trail Mix
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If the usual trail-mix suspects aren't your thing (dried cranberries, apricots, or banana chips), we bet strawberries, especially strawberries mixed with chocolate, will do the trick. This trail mix is the perfect blend of salty and sweet thanks to nuts and seeds mixed with freeze-dried berries and chunks of dark chocolate. You'll want to grab it up by the handful.
Get the recipe: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Trail Mix
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Nut-Free Power Trail Mix
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Who says trail mix must contain nuts? There are no rules when making your own version at home. This recipe uses all sorts of dried fruits like goji berries (which also make a great topping for breakfast bowls and smoothie bowls), dried cherries, and dried figs—a more natural way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Get the recipe: Nut-Free Power Trail Mix
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